Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s India Author: Compiled by RobinAge India’s weekly children’s newspaper India is in election mode, with different phases happening right now in different parts of the country. All around we can see a buzz of election-activity, and this is sure to get children to think about why and what is happening around them.  It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time…

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Book Review – The Great Race

Book Review – The Great Race

Publisher: Tara Books Author: Nathan Kumar Scott Illustrator: Jagdish Chitara The Great Race is a witty story based on an Indonesian trickster tale. It is an extremely satisfying read and its earthy folk art illustrations stand out. At first, you think that this is similar to the story of Aesop’s The Hare and the Tortoise. The race in this book, however, is between Kanchil, a mouse deer who is very proud that he is the…

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KidEngage Reads: The Zoo Around You

KidEngage Reads: The Zoo Around You

What comes to your mind when someone says the word ‘Zoo’? A huge open space with enclosures, moats, display galleries and a fun day out? If you go by what Katie Bagli and Medha S Rajadhyaksha have to say in their book ‘The Zoo Around You’, you will realise that the images that rolled before your eyes are definitely that of a zoo, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find a variety of creatures around you.

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KidEngage Reads : Fing by David Walliams and Tony Ross

KidEngage Reads : Fing by David Walliams and Tony Ross

David Walliams has fast climbed up the popularity charts in children’s fiction, and how. The funny man in children’s literature brings another one out of his hat, which would make you laugh until your sides hurt! Team KidEngage reviews Fing for you.

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Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

One of the easiest way to introduce or reinforce a concept in the impressionable mind of a toddler or a preschooler is to do it through picture books. And when the concept is about the gender, there probably is no better way than books, with the caveat that our own behaviour and attitude follows what we are reading to the children.

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Girl-O-Pedia – 21 Books That are A Collection of Mini-Bio’s of Inspirational Women

Girl-O-Pedia – 21 Books That are A Collection of Mini-Bio’s of Inspirational Women

In today’s times, gender stereotyping, equal rights, and empowering girls is very important and is happening globally. And what better way to initiate these topics to children than books? Books about heroines who are REAL, not fictional!! Books that introduce children to a diverse and accomplished group of women! Books that bring incredible women out of the shadows, celebrate their success and acknowledges their achievements! Worldwide, the trend of illustrated feminist books for children on iconic figures…

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Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife

Our planet is teeming with life, from the mountain tops to the ocean’s depths. Encourage children to learn about this bio-diversity and their wild friends with these awesome guides and reference books about wildlife.  These interactive, engaging and informative books and will inspire children to save their planet! Jungle Facts – Guides and Reference Books about Wildlife Can we save the tiger? By Martin Jenkins and Vicky White A visually stunning and informative picture book…

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Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Children today are growing up in an age of deforestation and urbanization and hence it very vital that we teach our children to protect and preserve our precious wildlife.  Reading up about animals in their natural habitats can inspire children to create a better world where wildlife is cherished and sustained. Here’s a list of our favourite books that will help children become aware of the jungle and its inhabitants and how much they mean…

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